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Photobomb #46: Low Light Photography, the Galaxy, and Why You Fail

September 29, 2011

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Photobomb #46: Low Light Photography, the Galaxy, and Why You Fail

Go on a photowalk to capture some wildlife with low light photography. Then make those HDR photos you took into black and white gems and print them on metal to really make them pop! You can do all this and more by just reading today’s Photobomb! 11 Tips for your next Photowalk   Low Light [...]

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Graphic Design Roundup #49: Question Marks and Exclamation Points Make Their Marks on Design

September 28, 2011

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Graphic Design Roundup #49: Question Marks and Exclamation Points make their marks on design

Question marks and exclamation points are not just used for punctuation. They’re quite versatile and make very nifty design elements, too. Over the years, these handy stops along the keyboard of life have been featured in movie posters, book covers, print ads, outdoor billboards, television commercials and now emails and websites. These samples of some [...]

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Art of Design #36: Hotel Letterheads From the Past

September 27, 2011

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Letterhead is one of those ubiquitous components of businesses around the world. They go hand-in-hand with business cards to help a company communicate with the outside world: its customers, vendors and suppliers, even competitors.

The letterhead is where you’ll find the essential information of a company such as the name, address, phone and most likely a logo – maybe even a motto or some intelligent line of copy that helps position the firm in the mind of the reader.

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Seven Tips For Flyers That Turn Heads and Spark Sales

September 23, 2011

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Wanna make your flyers attract attention? Woudja like to make ‘em capture the target you’re aiming for? Take a few minutes to learn how to make a flyer that works hard. Here are some techniques that you can employ immediately.

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Free Fridays #10: After Effects, Flyers, Wallpapers, Website Builders

September 23, 2011

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Who doesn’t like FREE?!?

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Photobomb #45: We Love Your Camera, but Do You?

September 22, 2011

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Photobomb loves your camera. We want to make it feel special and desirable. Take a look at the latest on how to become a street photographer, using video to strengthen your brand, and where you shouldn’t be with your camera if you want to leave with your camera!

We love your camera; go ahead and love it too!

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Graphic Design Roundup #48: Major League Mystery

September 21, 2011

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Is baseball’s iconic logo based on legendary batter Harmon Killebrew?

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Art of Design #35: The Los Angeles Printers Fair

September 20, 2011

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The Third Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair will be held at the International Printing Museum in Carson, California. Vendors from every corner of the country will exhibit their wares along with local vendors and artists. Admission is a mere $5.

The LA Printers Fair is the premier place to discover all that is available for book artists, letterpress printers, and others.

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Business Aspects of Being An “In-House” Designer

September 16, 2011

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Good design is available from many sources: agencies, design studios, freelancers, crowdsourcing, outsourcing, and offshoring. Therefore, it is essential that you bring “added value” to the table to stand out from the other options.

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Free Fridays #9: PSDs, Web Kits, Templates, Icons, Tools

September 16, 2011

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Free stuff here! Get your free stuff here! We have PSDs, we have web kits, we have templates, we have icons, we have tools! Get it while its hot!

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Photobomb #44: The Photobomb is Back!

September 15, 2011

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A remembrance that we will never forget. Learning from the best. Shooting the brightest. Building robots. The return of Photobomb brings all this to you and more!

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Graphic Design Roundup #47: The Four Stages of Thinking Like A Designer

September 14, 2011

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Everyone can learn from studying the ways successful designers solve problems. An informal study of more than a hundred leading designers in various fields observed four key behaviors that seemed to be of second nature.

These deep-rooted habits were linked to a designer’s skill for bringing original ideas to life as innovative visual ideas. The four most important acts successful designers do to achieve significant breakthroughs are…

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Art of Design #34: Gift Certificates

September 13, 2011

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Today we bring you two great sites all about the design of gift certificates! First, get your brain juices flowing with 40 amazing gift card design ideas and then when you are finished you can design your own or start off with one of the MANY FREE templates at the Gift Certificate Factory! They have a variety of free gift certificate templates that are editable right on the site. You just personalize them and then download the new image and then you can send it our way to print with us!

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What’s Next: How to Create a Festive Holiday Care for Your Business

September 9, 2011

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This is a great suggestion from Rachelle Harding because in just 16 weeks, the holidays of December will be upon us. When your business sends out holiday greeting cards to clients and maybe even prospects, it helps create a little bit of a relationship.

It helps differentiate your company from those that ignore the holidays. And companies of every size need a competitive edge to survive in these challenging economic times.

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Free Fridays #8: Free Online Courses, Free Icon Sets, Free Poster Making

September 9, 2011

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Free learning, free icons, free poster making tools, free actions and more free fonts than you have fingers! It’s Free Fridays baby!

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